Post by LilyandDaisy on Feb 25, 2022 4:57:32 GMT -8
Raisins are safe to feed. I regularly feed them, as do many others.
That they are unsafe for gerbils is a myth that appears to have originated with the RSPCA mistakenly assuming that because they are toxic to dogs, they must be toxic to all animals. Dogs are much more sensitive than rodents and can be poisoned by things that rodents eat with no ill effects.
I wanted to just add - incase anyone refers back to this - that grapes aren't even dose dependent in dogs.
According to my more recent research with practicing vets - a chichuahua can eat several raisins and be fine and a great dane can eat one and it is fatal. It really is totally individual to the animal's own biology.
How weird is that?
No wonder people just blanket-avoided grapes for most animals in the past. However, as said above - they are totally safe for gerbils to eat as an occasional treat in any form (any colour grapes, sultanas or raisins).